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Etiquette expert Myka Meier offers tips for how to make a meaningful impression on new acquaintances.
Etiquette expert Myka Meier, who teaches classes at the Plaza Hotel, knows a thing or two about talking to strangers. Below are her tips for how to conquer any cocktail party or social setting where you want to make a few new acquaintances."The ...
 
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C.C. Coo is descended from Chinese forebears, but she is also so much more.
I consider myself a multi-racial butterfly, a mysterious mix of peoples and cultures that are also, by the way, Truly Rich. But most definitely I am of Chinese descent and most certainly my life is colored by Chinese culture and customs.I bring ...
 
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The do's and don'ts of using the T word.
Riddle me this: What do you call a Truly Rich Lady whom you have just met and maybe, because of your blurry vision, appears older than you? Do you call her the T word? A tita?Please don’t.I don’t know how it started ...
 
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Can shortcuts help you make the cut?
My Truly Rich Friends, especially the old ones, will not be happy to know that I am sharing these shortcuts to success with you, my Not So Rich readers. But I see myself as Queen of the People, and so to the ordinary ...
 
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Comfort is key when it comes to luxury travel.
I am not obsessed with this Meghan Markle who married a Prince, and who made all our girlhood dreams come true. I am not!I do not know, for example, that she is on a tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga, and New Zealand, ...
 
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What to do when you see someone wearing the same dress, you bump into your ex, or the waiter spills wine on your couture (and your cleavage).
There is unusual chatter about balls at the moment, so it might be a good time to dig up the quick-and-dirty rules of attending a formal event. Whether a grand ceremony of countless beautiful faces (the last good one I attended was ...
 
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There is now the court of public opinion, a dour, unwinnable arena you never want to find yourself in.
Who hasn’t been in a situation where the intensity of emotion explodes into something else?Before you know it, as you do your darndest to contain a stupid heart that just wants to leap out of your throat, your voice reaches a shrill ...
 
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Let these broad strokes be your quick-test when governing the sometimes ungovernable.
What is lovable but germy, a big ball of cute but also a big pain in the you-know-what?Why, those two- to six-year old human beings, in the life stage right after I'm-a-helpless-thing and just before the beginnings of self-mastery.Let us focus on ...
 
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Queen Elizabeth sure does have some strict jewelry rules...
Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton may be living royally, but with the Duchess title comes a lot of rules and responsibility. And now, as if the two didn't already have enough royal protocol guidelines to worry about, an etiquette expert just revealed to News.Com.Au that they also have specific jewelry requirements too.Etiquette teacher Myka ...
 
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At the end of the day, the boss, whether perfect or questionable, capable or an idiot, is good to have on your side.
I've learned a lot from my former bosses, some Truly Rich, others not. One, an old lady who always smelled like crushed rose petals in milk, stressed the exercise of elegance in everything, especially the littlest things: “No, no, Si-si. A ‘Hello’ will ...
 
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The Truly Rich Lady muses about the box office hit.
No need to remind everyone that, aside from being a box office winner that brought in $35 million in five days in the U.S., a soon-to-be series with a sequel in the works, and a worthwhile escape from the realities of life, ...
 
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Have you heard about the dogs who drink water from France, get a massage every week, and fly private?
Sshh! Just popping in to share a few outrageous stories about my Truly Rich Friends. Please don’t let them know that it was I, Si-si Coo, who spilled the beans on their wild behavior (I still want to have dinner at their ...
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